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June 25, 2013  12:05 PM

Ohio nurses call for delay of EMR implementation

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR implementation, EMR, nurses

Nurses at the Massillon, Ohio-based Affinity Medical Center called for the delay of their facility's EMR implementation due to safety concerns. The nurses outlined their concerns in a letter sent to hospital officials, citing a lack of training with the new system and understaffing in the days...

August 28, 2012  12:52 PM

Electronic health record use rising amid concern of design specialists

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EMR, meaningful use stage 2

Health care providers continue to adopt electronic health record (EHR) and electronic medical record (EMR) technology despite concerns from EMR design specialists that the current systems slow workflow and create safety concerns for patients at the facilities that have adopted new...

May 29, 2012  10:05 AM

How one doc provides a meaningful clinical summary to patients

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Clinical IT, electronic health record, electronic health records, EMR, Meaningful use

For caregivers, providing patients with clinical summaries can be quite challenging, especially when meaningful use dollars are in play. While the

November 16, 2011  12:59 PM

EHR data spurs real-time evidence-based medicine

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
clinical decision support, Data Mining, EHR, EMR, House MD

This time, House, M.D. fans, it was lupus. The article "Evidence-Based Medicine in the EMR Era" published in the Nov. 10 issue of the New England Journal...

November 2, 2011  10:54 AM

CHIME, HIMSS surveys gauge nation’s meaningful use prep

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR attestation process, EHR incentive program, EMR, HIMSS, HIMSS Analytics

Feeling left behind in the Health IT rat race? Don't. Two new surveys of hospital CIOs show that few hospitals are really ready for meaningful use, but most are striving to get there. They also provide a yardstick from which you can measure your own facility's progress. The College of Healthcare...

October 26, 2011  10:23 AM

Innovative New Zealand HIT program offers glimpses of U.S. future

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR incentives, EMR

Last week at the Partners Connected Health Symposium 2011, I had the privilege of conducting an extended sit-down interview with George Arnold, program manager for Health of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, which helps manage the health care system and its IT infrastructure. His agency released a...

September 21, 2011  11:23 AM

New study links mortality decrease to meaningful use

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EMR, Meaningful use

A new study funded by the RAND Corporation and published in Health Affairs hints at what could be a payoff in lives saved for all the billions of dollars the U.S. government is doling out for EHR...

August 31, 2011  11:50 AM

ANSI opens EHR certification; AHIMA, ANSI ally on HIT standards

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHIMA, ANSI, EHR, EHR certification, EMR, Meaningful use

At long last, permanent EHR certification is on track. Vendors, hospitals and ambulatory physicians now know the process has begun in earnest -- a key step in unlocking all...

July 28, 2011  11:30 AM

EMR rollout requires team effort, flexibility

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR attestation process, electronic health records, EMR, Interoperability

While switching paper records to electronic medical records (EMRs) often brings trepidation among doctors, practices and hospitals alike, a successful implementation out of Wisconsin shows...

June 14, 2011  12:01 PM

Still using paper workarounds? You might be helping your EMR

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EMR, Workarounds

Improving coordination of care supported by health IT is an ongoing and important theme. One way to improve that care is by delving into both paper and computerized workarounds. A new

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